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Terri
Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 07:18 AM

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I have received many scam job offers, saying they found me on this site. You can easily spot a scam, the first rule of thumb is the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true...etc., etc.,... and the second is they do not respond to direct questions. I have reported the ones I felt were scams, but I shouldn't have to tell you not to send personal information, social security numbers, bank account numbers, etc... One such scam was going to send me an excessive amount for a down payment on classes that were in the indefinite future, just needed to send him my bank account number so that he could forward the funds...duh... my simple reply was that I would prefer to give the first lesson free and then if he wanted his son to have more, we could arrange a more credible fee. I never heard from him again.

I now have an offer that has some red flags, but I am using what means I have to double check them, but as soon as they ask for a deposit or a bank account number, I will cease to negotiate. I think that if we have scam offers we should post them somewhere so other more naive teachers will be forewarned. If you have had any, or if you have a recent one from England, please let us know.
Terri
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 06:19 PM

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I have pretty much confirmed that offers alleging they are from the UK are scams. The phone numbers attached to these "foreigners in a foreign country" are generic mobiles with forwarding capabilities to anywhere in the world, namely Nigeria. Personally, I can't figure out why they want to scam us, but the scams coming through are becoming numerous. Be very careful with these criminals. Dr. Kahn from England and Mr. Bruno, a German living in Scotland are phony, so if you have received any offers from similar numbers, 44 702 .... please eliminate them from your correspondence.

This is a photo sent of one of the so-called persons. I have no idea who these people are, but I will assume some innocent family photo being used to further the scam.

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dOlier
Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:40 AM
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Sun May 18, 2008
". . I can't figure out why they want to scam us, . ."
Could they may be looking for some link/reference/document -I don't know- but some thing to use to get a visa/residency permit in Europe ?
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